Voluntary “corona” overtime hours in the crucial sectors
On 1 April 2021, a bill was passed in the House of Representatives in plenary session on the extension of some corona support measures until 30 June 2021, including the additional quota of voluntary overtime hours in the crucial sectors.
You are probably familiar with the system of voluntary overtime hours: your employees can opt to work 120 overtime hours on an annual basis, apart from the ‘normal’ overtime hours worked under the general system. As an employer, you pay an allowance of 50% for these overtime hours but you do not have to grant compensation days as is the case under the general system. This is the basic quota.
A notable difference between the basic quota and the additional quota is without doubt that the “corona” voluntary overtime hours are gross = net. Your employees can opt for this if your company activity belongs to one of the crucial sectors.
Contact us if you wish to make use of this system of voluntary ‘corona’ overtime hours in the crucial sectors.
Belgium – Announced Social Inspections – Construction Sector (J.C.124) / Electrotechnical Sector (J.C.149) – May 2021
During the entire month of May 2021, the companies in the construction sector (J.C. 124) and the electrotechnical sector (J.C. 149) will be subjected to announced inspections, performed by the social inspection services.
UPDATE CORONA – Essential travel to Belgium to work remains permitted
Last Wednesday, 14 April, the Consultative Committee decided to amend a number of existing measures.
The saga continues: stricter corona measures regarding labour law
1. Stricter checks on mandatory telework
In order to facilitate the check of telework, companies will have to register online, as of Saturday 27 March 2021, the number of employees who cannot telework (and are therefore present at the workplace).
Via the social security portal, the following data will have to be registered using a convenient tool:
- the total number of staff members per branch;
- the number of staff members carrying out a task for which teleworking is not possible.